NGCP, TESDA form ties to develop certification standards

THE partnership of two giants in the technical field will prove to be beneficial for current and future power line personnel in the country. Last March 20, NGCP joined hands with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to further improve the National Certification Standards of power line professionals. Through the signing of a […]

Economic growth seen at 6.5 to 7 pct in 1st quarter

THE economy is expected to expand between 6.5 and 7 percent in the first quarter or faster, the economic planning secretary said on Thursday, putting the government on track to meet its full-year target. The Southeast Asian economy is among the world’s fastest growing with gross domestic product expanding by 6.8 percent in 2016, a […]

DOLE 6 raises OSH awareness in construction industry

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 recently held an orientation on Department Order No. 13, otherwise known as the Guidelines Governing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Construction Industry, for representatives of various establishments in Aklan during an industry forum in partnership with Aklan Provincial Government and Aklan Industry Tripartite Council. […]

Study: Gov’t only viable third player in telco sector

AN ACADEMIC research paper by University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Emeritus Epictetus Patalinghug, et al. entitled Assessment of the Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Philippine Telecommunications Industry, determined that the only realistic third player in the local telecoms industry is the government – and that the government must build a ‘last-mile’ network that […]

Watsons vs. leading brands: Find out the difference!

      FIVE years ago, the country’s economy was going through unstable times. Consumers were faced with tightening budgets, forced to choose where they would spend and where they would cut down. Watsons wanted help. So in 2012, they launched the “Switch & Save” campaign, an educational effort that showed smart shoppers how to […]